Added reply in a thread Why are there still no 200mm+ Enduro bikes? 2/27/2020 2:15 AM

Just did a 30km xc/all mountain ride with 900 meters of elevation. Kept up with an xc guy on a hardtail on steep fire roads too. Really feel a properly designed downhill bike with compromises for climbing can work as a quiver killer Maybe not for everyone ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why are there still no 200mm+ Enduro bikes? 2/25/2020 10:11 PM

I'm just saying I couldn't get my particular shock to play nicely with the bike. Tried different springs, 0-1 preload, started at the middle on the clickers and used bracketing, never got it to feel good. The bike isn't exactly a production frame so ... more »

Started new thread Why are there still no 200mm+ Enduro bikes? 2/24/2020 11:42 PM

So I designed this thing, a 205-220mm travel (currently at 215mm) Downhill bike. I've been riding it almost everyday since I was able to tune the suspension to my liking (ditched the harsh EXT for an X2). It performs very nicely as a downhill ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 2/21/2020 10:52 PM

Amazing bike man. love love titanium noway the bike will brake. Nothing better than Shimano xtr.

Updated bike check Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 2/21/2020 10:51 PM
Updated bike check Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 2/21/2020 10:51 PM
Added a comment about press release Custom Spec Options, Carbon, Alloy, and Both Wheel Sizes: the 2020 Propain Tyee Is Here 1/15/2020 2:35 PM

The axle path's x values look wrong

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Updated bike check Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 1/4/2020 4:55 AM
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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 12/31/2019 1:13 AM

Thanks for the nice words guys and thanks for the feature Vitalmtb.

I designed the bike but left the fabrication to the experts. It would be prohibitively expensive to do it myself.

Been busy with work and the holidays lately so have little time to test and setup the bike.

First time to test it the idler pulley bearing which had ceramic coated balls but plastic races broke on the 2nd lap before I even had the chance to make adjustments to the suspension.


2nd time to test I changed the bearing to a steel one and it held up. The bike felt good even in the tight switchbacks and didn't feel cumbersome at all. But it was a trail that I rarely go to and it also didn't have the rough rocky square edge hits that might show the advantages of a rear axle path and 29er wheels. Altough a fast youngster did say he liked it after taking it out for a lap so that's encouraging.

Finally, going to test it on the new year on a trail I'm familiar with which also have the rockies that will favor this kind of bike. I'm also slowly building up the speed. Checking the pivots and welds after every run and trying to feel what the bike is doing before committing 100% just to be safe. Also have a 27.5 tues to compare to.

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Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:26 PM

Nice work bro!

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

As a novice frame builder myself, id say NEVER talk down of yourself
Id like to give you a big FUCK YEAH!!!!!!
Its my dream to start building enduro bikes!

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

Gorgeous - I love everything about it.. Please let us know how it rides!

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

Can I assume Titanium?
I like where you're going with it.

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

Well. That’s rad

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

A thing of beauty Sir! Don't sell yourself short. I'm sure it will ride sweet, If only because you made it your self.

Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 12/30/2019 8:25 PM

I like it! I have a Frankenvinci Wilsonstein Downduro 27.5 front, 26 rear mullet. 11-36 cassette with mid cage deraileur, 28 tooth oval front chainring. KS Lev dropper. 215mm rear, 203 front Boxxer. 27.5 by 2.35 MM Supergravity Vertstar front tire, 26 by 2.5 MM DH Addix Ultrasoft rear. Cushcore front and rear. Super...more